Research and Publications
As an integral part of the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI), the Alliance for Catholic Educations participates in and performs research that probes the efficacy of current educational and administrative practices in K-12 Catholic schools, the internal and external relationships between schools, parishes and their communities and the challenges faced by children, families, and institutions related to success in learning and teaching at a Catholic school.
The following research and publications are currently in progress or are available for download. You may also visit the ACE Press site for more information about books and reports for purchase. For more information about the IEI's research initiatives, please visit the homepage of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
Making God Known, Loved, and Served: The Future of Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in the United States. The final report of the Notre Dame Task Force on Catholic Education
Notre Dame Task Force on the Participation of Latino Children and Families in Catholic Schools
A major new study suggests that good teachers make a big difference for children, positively affecting their lives over the long term--academically, financially, and in other ways. See the study and a NYT article from Jan. 6, 2012.